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SDG 17 Partnerships to achieve the Goall

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SDG 17 Partnerships to achieve the Goall

Partnership between FAPESP and NWO will fund research projects on advanced healthcare materials
SDG 3, SDG 17
Partnership between FAPESP and NWO will fund research projects on advanced healthcare materials

At a meeting held in São Paulo city, researchers from the Brazilian state of São Paulo and the Netherlands described their work on the development of prosthetics and other implantable biomaterials. FAPESP will invest BRL 15.2 million to fund the projects selected in the call.


Member of key committee at FAPESP takes office as Executive Secretary of Global Research Council
SDG 17
Member of key committee at FAPESP takes office as Executive Secretary of Global Research Council

For the next five years, Euclides de Mesquita Neto will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the GRC, which connects more than 60 research funding agencies on all continents.


Agreement will permit installation of Pasteur Institute unit in the state of São Paulo
SDG 3, SDG 17
Agreement will permit installation of Pasteur Institute unit in the state of São Paulo

The agreement was signed between the University of São Paulo, the state government and Pasteur Institute at an event held to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s birth and FAPESP’s 60th anniversary. FAPESP renewed and expanded its support for the Scientific Platform Pasteur-USP, which will host the new research unit.


New Zealand seeks to strengthen cooperation with São Paulo state in science and technology
SDG 17
New Zealand seeks to strengthen cooperation with São Paulo state in science and technology

A delegation from New Zealand led by Education Minister Chris Hipkins visited FAPESP to discuss new partnerships and areas of interest shared by the two countries.


International meeting discusses proposals for collaborative funding of research in the Amazon
SDG 13, SDG 17
International meeting discusses proposals for collaborative funding of research in the Amazon

The workshop was a side event to the Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council. The need to dialogue with and learn from traditional communities, especially Indigenous peoples, was emphasized in the discussions.


New Science for Development Centers will seek solutions to society’s problems
SDG 17
New Science for Development Centers will seek solutions to society’s problems

Universities, research institutions and agencies of the São Paulo State Government will join forces in 15 new centers announced during a ceremony held to celebrate FAPESP’s 60th anniversary. The centers will address problems in areas ranging from human and animal health to the energy transition and climate change.


FAPESP to host Executive Secretariat of Global Research Council from September
SDG 17
FAPESP to host Executive Secretariat of Global Research Council from September

The GRC is an association of more than 60 public research funding agencies on all continents. Its annual meeting took place in Panama on May 31-June 03, 2022.


São Paulo state and France agree to intensify scientific collaboration
SDG 17
São Paulo state and France agree to intensify scientific collaboration

FAPESP signed an extension of its scientific cooperation agreement with CNRS and another agreement to fund young researchers’ projects in biomedical sciences conducted at the Pasteur-USP Science Platform.


Brazil-China research collaborations are strategic to combat adverse effects of climate change
SDG 13, SDG 17
Brazil-China research collaborations are strategic to combat adverse effects of climate change

A workshop held by FAPESP and NNSFC featured scientists from China and São Paulo presenting research projects with potential for partnership.


Amazon +10 Fund is backed by ten states with an initial injection of BRL 100 million from FAPESP
SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 17
Amazon +10 Fund is backed by ten states with an initial injection of BRL 100 million from FAPESP

The launch was announced during COP26 at an event attended by São Paulo State Governor João Doria.


Seminar in Mozambique highlights research with practical applications
SDG 17
Seminar in Mozambique highlights research with practical applications

The event was attended by undergraduates and graduate students from Mozambique, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Portugal.


A webinar discussed Latin American strategies and challenges during the pandemic
SDG 3, SDG 17
A webinar discussed Latin American strategies and challenges during the pandemic

The event was the first of a series of three online seminars organized by FAPESP in partnership with sister agencies in Paraguay and Argentina, under the aegis of the Global Research Council (GRC), with the aim of providing opportunities for an exchange of experiences and cross-border collaboration.


Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry has long collaborated with a laboratory at the University of Campinas
SDG 9, SDG 17
Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry has long collaborated with a laboratory at the University of Campinas

Benjamin List, who worked with a Brazilian researcher supported by FAPESP, won the prize for developing a cheap and eco-friendly class of catalysts.


FAPESP and 15 other funders launch joint call for research proposals in social sciences and humanities
SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP and 15 other funders launch joint call for research proposals in social sciences and humanities

The call aims to advance knowledge of the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions to mitigate them. The submission deadline is July 12. Eligibility checking ends June 14.


Funding agencies discuss how to create a science system that produces solutions to global problems
SDG 17
Funding agencies discuss how to create a science system that produces solutions to global problems

Strategies to increase funding for action-oriented research that helps make societies and economies more resilient, equitable and sustainable were the focus for the Second Global Forum of Funders, held online on April 26-28.


FAPESP will select projects that contribute to public policies for recovery from COVID-19
SDG 3, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 17
FAPESP will select projects that contribute to public policies for recovery from COVID-19

A total of BRL 18.5 million will be allocated to funding for collaborative projects by researchers in the state of São Paulo with colleagues in other countries. Proposals must be submitted not later than July 10.


Brazil’s biodiversity law needs to be adapted to the Nagoya Protocol
SDG 2, SDG 10, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 17
Brazil’s biodiversity law needs to be adapted to the Nagoya Protocol

The law disciplines Brazil’s actions as a provider but not as a user of genetic resources from other countries, researcher Bráulio Dias noted during an online seminar held by FAPESP.


Scientists attend the First Meeting of the Brazilian ST&I Diaspora in Germany
SDG 17
Scientists attend the First Meeting of the Brazilian ST&I Diaspora in Germany

Brazilians are working in more than 60 scientific fields in over 50 German cities. An online event hosted by the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin featured researchers and representatives of institutions.


COVID-19 evidences the need for advances in scientific data management, specialists insist
SDG 17
COVID-19 evidences the need for advances in scientific data management, specialists insist

There is no universally adopted system or standard for collecting, documenting and sharing the massive amount of data from research on the disease, noted an expert who took part in the Second Latin American and Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop.


Online platform offers reference gene database for biomolecular research
SDG 17
Online platform offers reference gene database for biomolecular research

Open-access atlas created by researchers at the University of Campinas provides information on 2,176 human and 3,277 mouse housekeeping genes that can be used as calibrators in experiments designed to measure variations in gene expression.


Global Research Council discusses the role of funding agencies in the pandemic
SDG 16, SDG 17
Global Research Council discusses the role of funding agencies in the pandemic

Fast-track project selection and the capacity to make efficient use of resources and cross-border partnerships have made funders fundamental to the response to the challenges of COVID-19 in the Americas, according to participants in the GRC’s regional meeting.


UN mobilizes researchers to pursue solutions to the socio-economic crisis triggered by COVID-19
SDG 8, SDG 17
UN mobilizes researchers to pursue solutions to the socio-economic crisis triggered by COVID-19

Roadmap proposes 25 research priorities in strategic areas to build a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future.


The importance of open data and data sharing in fighting COVID-19
SDG 17
The importance of open data and data sharing in fighting COVID-19

In an online seminar held by FAPESP, researchers from France, the US and Brazil discussed how data repositories can be made secure and easily accessible to accelerate the development of responses to the pandemic.


Consortium of Brazilian researchers completes sequencing of native stingless bee’s genome
SDG 15, SDG 17
Consortium of Brazilian researchers completes sequencing of native stingless bee’s genome

Frieseomelitta varia is a docile species of economic interest as a pollinator. Its workers are sterile, and some of its genetic sequences are identical to those found in other eusocial bees, pointing to the conservation of ancestral traits.


FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery
SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery

Scientific Director Luiz Eugênio Mello is taking part in a group charged with providing scientific support to the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery.


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